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2018 Haunted House Reviews


Midnight Terror Owner Justin Cerniuk Promises Fear Chicago, Illinois

Midnight Terror Owner Justin Cerniuk Promises Fear for Chicago, Illinois

The Scare Factor – 9/9/2018

Co-Owner Justin Cerniuk tells us how Midnight Terror Haunted House achieved success from humble beginnings as a home haunt, as well as his plans for making Oak Lawn (Chicago), Illinois “Experience Fear”…


Top Must-See Haunts 2018

2018’s Top Fan-Voted “Must-See” Haunt Lists

The Scare Factor – 8/2/2018

The fans have spoken! Here are the lists for the Top Fan-Voted “Must-See” Haunts in each State…


2018 Must-See Haunts Voting Results - Week Two

2018 Fan-Voted “Must-See” Haunts Voting Results – Week Two

The Scare Factor – 7/23/2018

Here are the voting results after the second week of our 2018 Fan-Voted “Must-See” Haunts Voting Poll…


2018 Must-See Haunts Voting Results - Week One

2018 Fan-Voted “Must-See” Haunts Voting Results – Week One

The Scare Factor – 7/15/2018

Here are the voting results after the first week of our 2018 Fan-Voted “Must-See” Haunts Voting Poll…


SEHEC Southeast Halloween Enthusiast Convention

2018 SEHEC – Southeast Halloween Enthusiast Convention

The Scare Factor – 7/9/2018

Dr. Terror Eyes gave us the inside scoop on the Southeast Halloween Enthusiast Convention!


Evidence of Evil Haunted Attraction

Evidence of Evil 2018 Pre-Season Interview

Team Old Crow Hollow – 6/1/2018

Team Old Crow Hollow gets the inside scoop on Evidence of Evil’s newest attraction for 2018!


Monster Makeoff Tournament of Talent 2018 The Scare Factor

Monster Makeoff: Tournament of Talent Returns for 2018

The Scare Factor – 4/26/2018

Back by popular demand is the Haunted Hydro’s Monster Makeoff: Tournament of Talent! Bob and Beth Turner (owners, The Haunted Hydro) and Jennifer Hartley (coordinator) have resurrected the event after last year’s massive success.


13 Haunted Houses that are Open for Friday the 13th - April 2018

13 Haunted Houses that are Open for Friday the 13th (April 2018)

The Scare Factor – 4/1/2018

Here’s a list of Haunted Houses that are opening their doors for Friday the 13th!


Official Saw Escape Room Experience

The Official SAW Escape Room Experience

Team Old Crow Hollow – 2/3/2018

Our very own Team Old Crow Hollow interviews Jason Egan, the owner of The Official Saw Escape Room Experience in Las Vegas, Nevada.





Headless Horseman Mobile Escape Rooms 2017

Headless Horseman Mobile Escape Rooms

Team Old Crow Hollow – 10/17/2017

As if 65 plus creepy acres of wooded farmland, 10 Haunted Attractions, and 3 full escape rooms wasn’t enough, now Headless Horseman Escape Rooms offers two mobile Escape Games.


Evidence of Evil Escape Room 2017

Evidence of Evil 5-Minute Escape Room Challenge

Team Old Crow Hollow – 10/17/2017

So, have you ever thought it would be cool to be in one of those psycho killer horror movies like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, where this insane monster captures and throws you in some horrible little room for you to await your upcoming slaughter?


Vantricity Haunt Tours

Vantricity Haunt Tours – Clio, MI

The Scare Factor – 10/2/2017

Are you looking to do something really cool and unique this Halloween season? Want to impress your date or friends with a “one of a kind” experience when touring haunted houses? Then look no further, as Vantricity Haunt Tours is the only service in the State where you get to ride around in a “zombie van”, driven by a zombie chauffeur, while visiting some of the best haunted attractions in the greater Genesee County.



2017 New Haunted Houses

18 New Haunted Houses for 2017

The Scare Factor – 9/1/2017

Lots of new haunted houses will be opening their doors to the public for the first time this year!



Scare Factor 2017 Top Must See Haunted Houses Lists

Fan-Voted “Must-See” Haunts Lists

The Scare Factor – 8/4/2017

The fans have spoken! Over the past summer, we hosted our second annual “Fan-Voted ‘Must-See’ Haunts” voting poll. To help scare seekers find the biggest, best and scariest haunted attractions in the land, we’ve posted the results here for the world to see!



Voting Updates – 7/22/17

The Scare Factor – 7/18/2017

With one week left before the poll ends, votes for the 2017 Top Fan Voted “Must-See” Haunts Lists are coming in faster than ever before!



Making the Most of your Haunted House Trips This Year

Making the Most of your Haunted House Trips This Year

The Scare Factor – 7/18/2017

Haunted houses are all about the experience. From the wait in line ’till you walk out the exit – and sometimes after – you’re probably going to get pummeled with…



Voting Updates 7/8/17

“Must See” Haunts List Voting Updates – 7-14-17

The Scare Factor – 7/14/2017

We’ve entered the home stretch for the 2017 Top Fan Voted “Must-See” Haunts Lists! Halloween haunt enthusiasts have now placed almost 300 attractions and 27 States in the running…



Voting Updates 7/8/17

“Must See” Haunts List Voting Updates – 7-8-17

The Scare Factor – 7/8/2017

The leaderboards for our 2017 Top Fan Voted “Must-See” Haunts Lists are evolving! We now have 2 more States that have…



Voting Updates July-1-2017

“Must See” Haunts List Voting Updates – 7-1-17

The Scare Factor – 7/1/2017

Quite a bit has changed since our last update! We now have 5 more States eligible for a Top Fan-Voted “Must-See” Haunts List and the number of votes …



Enter the Netherworld

Enter the Netherworld: An Exclusive Interview with Ben Armstrong of Netherworld Haunted House in Atlanta, Georgia!

Phantom of the Ville – 7/6/2017

After 21 seasons in Norcross, Netherworld Haunted House will be moving to new location next Halloween. Louisville Halloween got all the latest terrifying news from co-owner, Ben Armstrong.



“Must See” Haunts List Voting Updates – 6-25-17

The Scare Factor – 6/25/2017

Since voting went live a few days ago, haunt enthusiasts have cast THOUSANDS of votes for…



mind of demented genius behind wisconsin fear grounds

Crawl inside the Mind of the Demented Genius behind Wisconsin Fear Grounds!

Phantom of the Ville – 6/21/2017

We interview Tim Gavinksi, the founder and owner of one of America’s Top Haunted Attractions located in Waukesha, Wisconsin!



head inmate asylum columbus scareatorium

Meet the Head Inmate that runs the Asylum at Columbus’ ScareAtorium!

Phantom of the Ville – 6/7/2017

We interview legendary haunt industry icon, Kelly Collins, founder of The ScareAtorium, creator of the 3-Minute Escape Room and Coordinator of the Midwest Haunters Convention Haunted House Bus Tour!



Explore secret Voodoo Makeup Magic 13th Gate

Explore the Secret Voodoo Makeup Magic at The 13th Gate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Phantom of the Ville – 5/20/2017

We interview The 13th Gate’s Makeup Witch Doctor, Blain Quam, to get a behind-the-screams look at the sinister southern culture that haunts both The 13th Gate and Necropolis 13.



Pope Lick Goatman

Goatman: Flesh or Folklore

Phantom of the Ville – 3/13/2017

We interview cryptozoologist and paranormal investigator, J. Nathan Couch, about his thoroughly researched book on the legend of Goatman across the USA and in our own backyard.



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Money Back Haunts

Team Zombillies – Mar. 11, 2017

Most of you have probably heard about “the Haunted Hotel with 13 floors that no one has ever made it out of… and if you do… you get all your money back (or an ungodly amount of cash),” right? Well, we have never found it!



2017 Top 14 Scariest Haunted House Videos

Top 14 Scariest Haunted House Videos

Team Zombillies – Mar. 2, 2017

These videos may be too gruesome for some to handle. They contain blood, guts, gore, brutal violence, vulgar language and are some of the scariest haunted house videos we could find.



What Makes a Good Review

What Makes a Good Review?

Team Zombillies – Feb. 11, 2017

The internet has paved the way for anyone to give their $0.02 about something (like Yelp, Trip Advisor, Google and Facebook). Because of that, it’s getting hard to weed out the good reviews from the bad ones.



New Haunted Houses for 2016

New Haunted Houses for 2016

Team Zombillies – Sep. 3, 2016

Here’s our list of New Haunted Houses for the 2016 Haunt Season!



Burnout Lee Drake

Burnout: A Big Problem with a (Not So) Simple Solution

Lee Drake – Sep. 1, 2016

It’s debilitating. It really is. Unfortunately, not a lot of veterans to the haunt industry have ever dealt with it. The truth is, many haunters deal with Burn Out much more often than anyone thinks.



2016 Top 31 Must-See Haunts

Top 31 “Must-See” Haunted House Attractions for 2016

Team Zombillies – Aug. 9, 2016

You, the haunt enthusiasts, submitted over 80,000 votes over the past few months and we’ve finally made heads or tails of it all. The competition was fierce and the going got tough…



Scary Potter Haunt Blog

Scary Potter’s 2015 Top Haunts List

Team Scary Potter and the Hauntwarts Express – Aug. 1, 2016

Oh, ho, ho, we’re back! The 2016 Haunt Season is nearly upon us, but before we run off to bask in the warm, fuzzy chills of this year’s attractions, let’s take a moment to reflect on last year’s stand-out attractions, shall we?



13 Haunted Attractions that are Really Haunted

13 Haunted Attractions that are REALLY Haunted!

Team Zombillies – Apr. 7, 2016

Every avid Halloween enthusiast loves a good scare every once in a while. This list has 13 Halloween haunted attractions with full-time “spooks” that can be more TERRIFYING than any scare-actor!



13 Unique Haunted Houses

13 Unique Haunted Houses

Team Zombillies – Jan. 28, 2016

The first installment in our “13 Haunts” series covers some of the most UNIQUE haunts we could find from across the country!



Best Haunted Houses of 2015

Best Haunted Houses of 2015

Team Zombillies – Feb. 7, 2016

Ever wonder who our “Top Haunts” are? This list contains some of the scariest, most high-tech, unique, creative and thrilling haunted houses our reviewers have seen!



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Enter Haunt Blog

Team Zombillies – Feb. 3, 2017

This is where we’ll be sharing what we’ve learned from visiting, reviewing and travelling to haunts over the years. Hopefully we can shed some light on things that do and don’t work… both for operating haunted houses as well as visiting them.